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and a remarkable life that he led. president obama here at home has ordered flags at the white house to be lowered in tribute. nelson mandela could have been bitter after spending 27 years in prison among the worst conditions imaginable. instead of revenge, when he was released he sought reconciliation. he became south africa's first democratically elected and first black president and forge ad legacy of forgiveness and unit. bill: we learned moments ago, mandela's national funeral will take place december 15th, nine days from now. greg palkot leading coverage. greg, you were in south africa six months ago. how are people reacting there? >> reporter: that's right, bill. we were outside the pretoria hospital whereenelson mandela laid gravely ill couple months ago. we saw the outpouring. the scenes we're looking at now from south africa is just the beginning. it will continue. crowds are gathering outside of the johannesburg house where mandela spent last troubling weeks and months. they're marking the passing of the person they can the father of their country. they're mourning and also celebrating
. >> president obama speaking at a youth summit today at the white house speaking about healthcare, trying to recruit folks to sell his healthcare plan around the country. this, as a new poll is out from harvard polling 18 to 29-year-olds in the past couple of weeks do you approve or disapprove of the aca. there you see disapprove 56%. approve 39%. how likely are you to enroll in insurance through obamacare? or aca exchange likely 20% unlikely 47%. 50/5028%. we're back with the panel. david, where is this now on the hill? where are are republicans? where are democrats? where is this relaunch. >> i think had when you an administration this deep into a national policy and you are the midst of another pr offensive and improving the messaging, it means you have a durable political problem. and so for democrats, they're optimistic and by the fact that the web site is doing better. we'll know shortly over the next couple weeks, i think whether the back end is doing as well as the front end. that makes them feel good. for republicans who never liked the law and see a lot of problems with it they
working moments voting to repeal obama care anymore. since republicans took over the house, they have voted to repeal obama care 46 times! but they have stopped doing that now. since the shutdown, no more repeal obama care votes. repealing obama care now would mean they would be taking insurance from hundreds of thousands of americans. when they come back in january, it will be hundreds of thousands more americans who not just don't have just the promise of health insurance, but who are actually experiencing health insurance coverage, many of them for the first time in their lives. voting to repeal obama care was an expression of pure ideological exuberance for the first two or three or four dozen times that they took that vote, but now that people are getting covered, it's not that kind of vote anymore, and so, they're not taking that vote anymore. and so, now, what are they going to do with their time? six whole days to fill for the month of december. there's an interesting question when they've got in a way a small amount of time left between now and the end of the year, but six da
in the office, 225-4510. >> well, the president says republicans don't have ideas. is that true? house majority leader eric cantor joins us. >> good to be with you. >> do you have ideas? >> absolutely, and the president knows we have ideas. in fact we go back to 2009 the obama care law was passed. all the republicans in the end voted against that bill, but we voted for our alternative. and in fact, the alternative that we had was even enjoyed a congressional budget office score which said that our plan would actually lower the cost of premium, unlike obama care. >> why is the president saying that? he says it yesterday in his speech, he says you have no idea, no alternatives. >> it's more of the same that we've seen from this president in the white house. it's my way or the highway and the public should just accept it. and that's really been the attitude that this white house has been b and people are hurting now. those of us in the republican conference in the house really want to help people with their health care and unfortunately, we know that obama care is just not ever going to get there.
attention on obama care, and it starts today. the kickoff is at the white house this afternoon. we'll hear from the president today, but the plan is to have a democrat or someone from the administration do something every single day until the december 23rd deadline. and just announced, this thursday the president will sit down with chris matthews at american university. the interview will air right here on msnbc's "hardball" at 7:00 p.m. eastern. again, that's thursday, december 5th. >>> and it appears to be the right time for a
is the study behind this. they looked at obama's white house calendar. they took a look at all the dates and where he was, who he met with, as steve just said there was no one on one meeting. a representative from the accountability office had this to say on hannity. >> you can look at any president -- george w. bush, richard nixon, ronald reagan, bill clinton -- you look at their calendar and you can see what's important to them. even if you don't know anything about what was going on at that time, look at that calendar and you'll see what their priorities are. in the case of president obama, if you look at his calendar, there is no evidence whatsoever that is focused or has much interest in health care at all. >> they say that -- they went on to say they have a list of all their meetings. 277 private meetings with 16 other cabinet members. 277 with 16 other cabinetmakers -- cabinetmakers, they pretty much make their own cabinets in the white house. so that just shows a lack of focus, a lack of interest. it remind me of the fact that i remember when james woolsey was the director of the
. chief white house correspondent ed henry has more on what is actually different about health reporter: president obama's aides struggled to explain whether they really met the deadline to fix health care.gob after there has been so much weight time, which the white house insists is progress. >> i think you're confusing error messages with queuing messages. >> the site has been performing well and there is not a reason to deploy the queuing system at this point department with 375,000 users logging on on monday, errors and response times increased and consumers were told to come back at a better time. >> the goal is to enroll more people. >> more people are visiting the website and are able to effectively go from beginning to end when it comes to enrolling than was the case in october. reporter: insurance companies put out a new warning that the backend systems of the website meant to deliver consumer information to insurers are still not ready. >> kathleen sebelius come in to health and human services secretary issued a desperate plea, writing in usa today that those ame
modifier likely to stay where he is. >> president obama states statistics that shows the average american income is shrinking. the president asked the congress to raise the minimum to $7.10 an hour. encouraging government dependence. white house correspondent mike viqueria joins us with more. mike, why the speech and why now? >> it's a great question john. first of all the facts that the president and the statistics that the president cited are beyond dispute. there is a growing income disparity in the country. the top 1% has seen their incomes triple, the lower middle class has seen a below 1% grow in real money terms. these are themes that the president has hit time and time again through the course of his presidency. echoing a speech 100 years ago from teddy roosevelt, in a place in osatomony, kansas. he talked about it again in his state of the union. it comes at a time it's undeniable, he's on the political rocks here. out of the unhealthy rollout of, this is the latest in a series of events given at the center for american progress, a left-leaning think take and it wa
the white house wants to claim that is now working, we know obama care is still plagued with problems and every american deserves relief from it. >> reporter: relief is also needed for conditioningal democrats nervously watching their poll numbers sink ahead of 2014 while the president's own approval ratings plummet. he launched a new political campaign to call republicans out for not offering an alternative to a lawhat he vow $will not be torn down. >> you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be clear about that. >> reporter: with embattled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius looking on,he president declared this is a top second-term priority. >> if i have to fight another three years to make sure this law works, that's what i'll do. that's what we'll do. llions more stand to be helped. we've got to make sure they know that. i have said very clearly that our poor execution in the first couple months on the website clouded the fact that there are a whole bunch of people w
condition a white house issued a statement off the bat. these bricks thing that president obama has been briefed on the incidents this photo contest its was headed to new york's grand central station this is that contained de mayo on that section of the track always descending into the hudson river the one hundred people of the need to be on foliage many suffered injuries and some were transported to nearby hospitals. it's andrea will cool if the accidents. i was sitting on the train and we were pulling up to the station. today like any other and then. it started to make them aloud shifting know is that the practice. and the next thing i know two people from across the train come flying at intel and company. i can believe that we were flipping over. all seven carriages came off the track and she lives completely on this i need to be frightened into the ad dozens of fine if scientists were quickly on the scene to rescue people from the wreckage. diet is also a set specified as an amish oh nine in case passengers have been so into the freezing malta. the investigation and the academe will
. and is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas
doing anything for their own game. the new rule was imposed by president obama three years ago. we'll learn whether the housing recovery lost momentum. some data was delayed by the shut down. increases are expected despite higher mortgage rates. one economists says it's not just institutional investors helping the housing markets.. >> now you are seeing a lot of home buyers who are not institutional investors, who have better credit scores, and have decided that the time is about good to start buying home. and bankers are becoming more confident about the situation. >> we'll get a hint about friday's anticipated jobs report. payroll firm reports on how many private sector jobs were created last month. wall street has some of its moo back. after the do you closed lower on tuesday for a third straight day. the do you jones falling blow the 15,000 mark. the nasdaq holding above the 4,000 level. overseas european markets struggle to bounce back after three days of losses. markets ended the day lower. japan led the cle client, with the nikkei falling. chinese shares rallied on news of f
is the white house's take. >> reporter: there is a paint by numbers aspect ever since the obama administration took office. yes, the unemployment rate has largely gone down. private sector employment has increased for two years running now. the white house will say its good news but there is more work to be done. that's what they said today. the better the economy improves, that gdp rate that came out and shocked everything in the third quarter. 3.6% growth. that's nearly rebust but not near full employment strength. >> i think we just lost mike. we did. my apologies. still ahead on al jazeera america. the latest on the wintery blast causing problems in several states. >>> and trying to keep a deadly conflict from growing worse. plans to stop a slot center africa. that's next. >> bitter cold ice and heavy snow battering the southwest. thkentucky is experiencing real problems on the road. take a look at these pictures. in texas at least 180,000 people have lost power. mark snyder has the latest for us in dallas. >> here's a taste of what it looks like most of the day. here american airlines age
the white house faces to make this agreement stake today that diplomacy open up a new path toward a world that is more secure. and flying in the face of president obama. what was needed. geneva. let's talk this over with. so the store instead. you will. it's in an environment where israel as well as the u s lawmakers don't think that iraq should develop nuclear technology at all. the obama administration actually engage in diplomatic acrobatics to both acknowledge he runs right to peaceful nuclear energy and not acknowledge it at the same time. we approach these negotiations with a basic understanding. iran like any nation should be able to access peaceful nuclear energy. but because of its record of violating its obligations. iran must accept strict limitations on its nuclear programs that make it impossible to develop a nuclear weapon. the scope and role of iran's enrichment as is set forth in the language within this document says that iran's peaceful nuclear program is subject to a negotiation and to mutual agreement. despite the officials attend school team the hawks with punches are
others who are angry unseeded to be and who battles the white house faces to make this agreement stake today that diplomacy open up a new path toward a world that is more secure. and flying in the face of president obama. what was needed. geneva. let's talk this over with. so the store instead. you will. it's in an environment where israel as well as the u s lawmakers don't think that iraq should develop nuclear technology at all. the obama administration actually engage in diplomatic acrobatics to both acknowledge he runs right to peaceful nuclear energy and not acknowledge it at the same time. we approach these negotiations with a basic understanding. iran like any nation should be able to access peaceful nuclear energy. but because of its record of violating its obligations. iran must accept strict limitations on its nuclear programs that make it impossible to develop a nuclear weapon. the scope and role of iran's enrichment as is set forth in the language within this document says that iran's peaceful nuclear program is subject to a negotiation and to mutual agreement. despite the
a commuter trail to derail in new york city. four people were killed. right now, the white house is giving the new and improved obama care website some positive reviews. the obama administration says the site is running smoothly for the vast majority of users. >>> and right now, president obama is getting ready for a speech marking world aids day. activists are calling for more money to combat hiv
of president obama. several allies of the white house, kevin from louisiana on hours port line. i am actually for the drones for one big reason. we used to be the king of technology in america. forward.want to move for our country to move forward in the technology world, we need to challenge ourselves. back in the 50s the space shuttle was not even thought of but that is where the ideas came from. have goto use what we to move forward. everybody is going on complaining about how that money can be used to prove summary different things. host: someone mentioned privacy being wanted, airspace being another. there is always going to be some sort of issue. it doesn't matter what it is. if we don't move forward and stop being afraid of our own shadow, we will never get out of the recession we are in. the vice president is in asia to talk about many issues today. one of them is being concerned about the airspace issue going on between china and japan. "the new yorkn times" this morning, saying -- "the wall street journal" takes a look at stories in afghanistan. it says -- another story concerning af
that obama ever would've made it to the white house. because kennedy broke the hold of the white promise to males on the office. he opened the way to the idea that it should be a much broader group that can think about running for the office. and when we see a woman as president in the not-too-distant future -- not lobbying for anybody now, but -- [laughter] >> nonpartisan. >> that's why i said that. but we will see what was so and at some point we may see an asian american, maybe a hispanic, you see. but i think obama's presence in their innocence can be traced back to kennedy. obama is quite interesting in kennedy and he's quite interested in history of the presidency. we've had four dinners with them, and that the first dinner he wanted to talk about how other presidents had achieved their transformative presidency. roosevelt, woodrow wilson, fdr, reagan. how did they achieve big transformations. and the second and he wanted to talk about how to reclaim this hold on the public of the united states, because this is 2010 and he was slipping. 2011, he talked about the election, the comin
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at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> the white house has president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of the late nelson mandela. also on friday, former secretary of state hillary clinton talked about the former south african president's legacy. here is some of what she said. >> we meet on that day after the loss of a giant among us, someone who, by the power of his example, demonstrated that unequivocally how each of us can choose how we will respond to those in justice's and grievances, those sorrows and tragedy's that afflict all of humankind. nelson mandela will be remembered for many things. he will be, certainly, remembered, for no way he led his dignity, as extraordinary understanding , not just tough how to bring democracy and freedom to his beloved south africa, but how important it was that he first brought freedom to himself. as i spent time with him starting in 1992 and tell them just in the last year-and-a-half , i was always struck by the extraordinary depth of his self knowledge, of his awareness about how ha
obama in his campaign paused to focus on income disperty in america. in a speech president obama says he'll devote the rest of his term to addressing the widening gap between the rich and poor, calling it the defining challenge of our time. mike viqueira has more from the white house. >> the facts are beyond dispute and the president sought to highlight the growing gap between rich and pore, striking a populous thing. he was up to two themes, themes struck throughout the presidency, first and second term. he talked about the growing cap between rich and poor, and trying to raise the minimum wage, backing a height or legislation of $10.10. many states are moving on their own. the president was trying to somehow up his political base after a roll out of democrats are disspirited and concerned heading into the elections. this was the latest in a series of events. the president spoke to the base and what he said was music to the ears. talking about income disperty, talking about the need for stronger unions and ending discrimination in the workplace, tying the affordable care
and banking. and later, aous panel examines -- a house panel examines president obama's use of executive power in making changes to the health care law. live coverage at 10 eastern. >> this morning a discussion on pell grants and college affordability. we'll l aerofrom student -- aerofrom student financial aid officials. live coverage begins at 10 eastern on c-span3. >> i didn't give the idea for the for dummy's series. i had an idea to do a beginning book about computers, about dos specifically, and i kind of inspired myself to do that just dealing with people in a magazine editing job i had, being on the radio at that time and being out in the public and talking to people about computers. it was obvious that people wanted to learn more, but the material we had available at the time just wasn't doing the job. .. and, unfortunately, or fortunately, 5000 copies came off the press. originally it was going to be 7500 but they stopped it at 5000 they figured okay, we will shout this out in the marketplace and it will go away. at the time that all the bookstores even wanted to have it. waldenbooks
. the white house announcing that the president and mrs. obama will travel to south africa next week as millions will pay tribute to the anti-apartheid leader, knell soften mandela. -- in nelson mandela. a mixture of sorrow and also celebration as people remember the man many refer to as the father of their country with prayers and tears and songs. my next guest had a personal connection to the former south african president, he hosted mandela when he came to the united states to attend the inauguration of president bill clinton back in 1993. there's a picture of them there, and the be relationship really developed over many years, and the congressman is with us now with his thoughts and reflections today. it's great to have you on the program, congressman. we do have some pictures, as we mentioned, of your time with nelson mandela, but i understand that your relationship started so many years before the bill clinton inauguration. can you tell our viewers a little bit about how you became friends with nelson mandela? >> well, thank you, and thanks for the opportunity to be here. i fo
and what they should be marching on is the white house and why are people going to shed jobs from full-time to part-time? .is protesting fast food in raising the minimum wage. this is part of obama's plan to change the argument away from the complicity of the union and creating a protest or protesting for the wrong reason. protesting the damage that has been part of the movement for themselves. lou: the fast food industry did align itself with oter amnesty advocates because they need three quarters of a million votes and it looks like they got a little too cozy to the wrong people and now may be looking at the prospect of higher wages as a result. >> their evolving coalitions and it's not very hard when you're getting people to show up and basically ask for more money. the downside should be anyone who stops for a second and think about it. it's going to go to fewer jobs and there will be more automation and fast food restaurants and the costs are going to be cut in the very people that are out protesting are thosthat are going to be heard from. lou: what do youake of it? changing coat
zones overlapping with china's. >> official mourning for nelson mandela. the white house says pam yes and mrs. obama will attend a memorial on tuesday. >> it's an exciting conference - a day that shook up the b.c. s. >> i'm tracking rain, snow and where you'll see dangerous >> we sustain in just a minute. >> frozen solid - major american cities at a standstill as an ice storm drifts across the country with its sites set on the east coast. >> south korea expands its air space zone increasing tensions in the region. >> boots on the ground - hundreds of french troops sent to central african republic. >> nelson mandela's family shares their grief. the first lady plans to travel to south africa for the memorial with president obama. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. >> officially much of the country is experiencing wintry temperatures. the major heardland took a beating from a storm. it's heading to the east coast. experts say it will last a day, but they are expecting snow, ice and rain. boston countries are preparing for lots of rain and 6 inches of snow. a wintry bl
when they return here on c-span. at the white house today, president obama is holding a meeting with the president of colombia. the two leaders will talk about the economy, and trade relations. the white house says the president will highlight the benefits of the 2010 law as the sign up on the insurance exchanges enters into third month. live coverage of the president's on c-span 3.:30 we hear from republican leaders after the republican conference meeting this morning. good morning, everybody. republicans continue to stay focused on the economy. the american people want us to do everything we can to strengthen the economy so there are more jobs and higher wages available. this week we will take further steps to strengthen our economy. the president's health care law continues to wreak havoc on , smalln families businesses, and our economy. it is not just a broken website. this bill was fundamentally flawed. causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan, and if that was not enough, they have to pay higher prices at the same time. so ho
. wasmonth before jimmy involuntarily retired from the white house. the incoming president put it on the shelf and never implemented it. it is one of my life. tonight >>dy carter president obama and first lady michelle obama are on their way .o south africa they will be joined by three former u.s. president. george w. bush was already on the plane. bill clinton is traveling separately from rio de janeiro where he was attending a global initiative event. also plan to join. george a chevy bush is the only living president who will not .ttend he is no longer able to travel long distances. president obama spoke over the weekend about u.s. relations with israel. it is a form marked by the brookings institute. centersterviewed by the founder. this is about 50 minutes. hello! [applause] >> how are you doing? >> i'm good. hello, everybody. >> one of your staffers said you are in a great mood this afternoon, so -- >> i am. >> we're doubly blessed here. so that's terrific. i'd like to thank you very much for being here today, mr. president. the forum, and i personally, are honored to hav
, the obama administration says it has good news. although performance can still be spotty, things are better than they were. the white house and the nation's top health agency say users shopping for insurance on are having far more success today than a month ago. the troubled site, officials said, is working nearly 90 percent of the time for consumers, and that today, there were 375,000 people visits by noon. >> we believe we made the important progress that we set out to make by november 30 but as we said in november, and as i said just now, the work continues to make improvements that still need to be made to the website. >> ifill: officials say the site can handle 50,000 users at one time, and up to 800,000 each day. the health and human services department also said the site's so-called "back end," which delivers information to insurers, had been largely repaired. but problems remain. insurance companies remain unhappy. and increased volume could provide new tests as a december 23 deadline for enrollment nears. tennessee republican senator bob corker said sunday even if th
looking for work, from a political standpoint it's good news for the obama generation. with unemployment insurance set to expire, the white house is stuck in an ironic situation. they are arguing for an extension. if growth is improved, it was announced thursday and friday down to 7% unemployment, the lowest in five years. the administration says that unemployment insurance has got to be extended. white house spokesman jay carney made the case on friday afternoon. >> the news we have today eenforces that we need to address the problem and extend unemployment insurance benefits to those individuals. this is a persistent problem. it would be terrible to do that to more than a million families across the country a few days after christmas, that they are out of benefits. we hope congress will, as it has in the past, addressed the challenge. an interesting thing about the economic numbers, is they haven't improved the unemployment rate - it went down despite the gridlock in washington and the political head wind. you have to wonder how good the growth would be without the head wind or the gov
. first from the news difficult. the obama administration officials saying dramatic improvements to the web site for millions of americans to sign on for the belt -- benefits but the site is still far from 100%. the white house says computer programmers have been working nonstop since the launch in october. they were trying to meet the president's december 1st december 1st deadline to get the site up to speed. officials said they met the goal and the system can now handle 50,000 users at one time with an error rate of less than 1%. but our news deck team ran into problems. we got what appeared to be a blank screen with a web site logo, win we scrolled to the bob of the page we got this message. the web site is overloaded. you have to wait. the white house says 375,000 or so people went to health just before non. officials admit there's work to do. >> the president believes the site has been significantly improved, and that the teams in place have worked 24/7 for weeks now to make those improvements, including significant improvements made over the weekend
about and, frankly, that we have all had discussions with, with others in his white house. but, frankly, is he not listening. >> let me ask you another question, leader cantor. we also want to get your thoughts on this. what the obama administration is calling enrollment surge. pleased that 25,000 people signed up for obamacare in the first 48 hours. you balance that against the fact that overall 5.6 million have had their insurance cancelled. but, anyway, they are at least pleased with the 29,000. >> you know, the administration likes to say that they are transparent. but what does 29,000 enrollees really mean. we don't know. >> even if they were enrollees start to finish and all paid up for the insurance company, is that a good number. >> again, i would say we don't know, yet. we don't know. we have had testimony in congress on capitol hill saying that the backup of this program is not working. >> is it finished? do you know if it's even finished? i hear reports it's not finished. >> we don't know. now we are hearing reports of some temporary payment plans to insurance companies. imag
. and all people of africa. thank you very much.. thank you. president obama will likely travel to south africa for the funeral of south africa president nelson mandela, according to the white house. nelson mandela died thursday. he was 95. coming up on c-span2, a hearing on higher education affordability. then senate judiciary committee chairman talks about human rights. and later an update on veterans disability claims. >>> a house panel investigation cost of higher education and the use of pell grants. we'll hear from student financial aid and higher education officials. this education and work force training subcommittee hearing is two hours. [inaudible conversations] the subcommittee will come to order. good morning. thank you for joining us for our hearing on pell grant program. we have an excellent panel of witnesses here this morning. we look toward to their testimony. this hearing is the 11th in the series designed to gain a more complete understanding of the challenges facing post secondary students and institutions. the hearings held to inform the committee of policy changes t
on sunday. the associated press reports tens of thousands are expected to participate. president obama, george w. bush, bill clinton are all expected to go to south africa next week. in london, the british house of commons will pay tribute to the leader on monday. david cameron is one of the expected speakers. we will have that live at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span2. ate remarks from john kerry the form which is hosted every year at the brookings institution. it focuses on u.s./israel relations and challenges in the middle east. yearss a look at his 10 so far at the state department and the overall foreign-policy challenges that the obama administration faces. we will show all we can. is the policy director to talk about foreign policy challenges. welcome. they are reporting that they are talking about details. you concerns about the deal overall? guest: they are working out the devils of this plan. this is a line is deal we could have done a lot better. under that deal, the united states is starting to dismantle international sanctions. iran is not dismantling a single centrifuge. it is
stories we're looking at today, president obama will try to sell the american public on the relaunch of its troubled health care program. the president will speak at the white house at 2:30 eastern. as of monday evening, the revamped website has handled around 750,000 visitors, close to the site's daily capacity and processed 18,000 enrollments, nearly double the previous record. "the washington post" reports around a third of the people who signed up contained errors generated by the computer system. >>> and the house and senate negotiates are reportedly trying to finalize a small scale deal to replace requested cuts in the next two years. politico says under plans being discussed the discretionary spending would be set in the $1 trillion range for fiscal 2014, up slightly from the 967 billion in the budget control act, but less than the senate democrats want. talks could still collapse. house speaker john boehner is expected to pass a bill next week to fund the government if no budget deal is reached. >>> bp wins appeals over the 2010 gulf oil spill. the appeals pane
and focusing on extending the problem i think is the wrong thing to focus on. if you look at president obama's economic speech, the part i liked the best is the emphasis on addressing the long term unemployment problem. he said he was going to meet with a bunch of executives at the white house soon and announce a new program. i'm eager to see what he says there. that's something that i think -- >> get a tax credit for hiring someone that's been unimploempl. >> these folks are really in trouble. >> we should do both, right? we should help the folks that are still in trouble. kevin is right, there is an element of the unemployment rate that is there because of the ui program. but even given that, it's been -- >> people that stay unemployed because they can get enough from unemployment. >> yes. there is a lot of research and debate. but my estimates, 10.2 3% of unemployment is due to the ui program. the net benefit of this is very significant. kevin is right. we have to work on long term employment. >> i just say that i disagree we should do both in the following sentence. what we should do, if
obama's economic speech, the part i like the best is his emphasis on addressing the long-term unemployment problem. he said he was going to meet with a bunch of executives at the white house soon and announce a new program. i'm quite eager to see what he says there. >> that you get a tax credit for hiring someone who has been unemployment for a certain time. >> these folks are really in trouble and the good unemployment news doesn't really affect the long-term -- >> but we should do both. we should help the folks that are still in trouble. kevin is right, there's an element that's there because of the ui program. >> and people that stay unemployed because they can get enough from unemployment. >> there's a lot of academic work and research, but my estimates a percentage is due to ui benefits. kevin is right, we have to work on long term structural unemployment -- >> but i want to say i disagree that we should do both in the following sense. that what we should do, if you want to give more money to the people who are currently unemployed, just give them the money. give the
: it is divided government. you have the senate run by democrats, the house run right the house run by republicans. leadership for a longtime hasn't really been able to completely control their members. there is a lot of opposition to president obama, which does not make compromise easy. we are at a unique time in history where no one is able to get along or agree on any of the big things. one last point i would make is a lot of republicans say they don't think that the measure should be bills passed in terms of whether congress is productive. i think they are trying to fight the battle on the health-care live coverage begins at 4:00 a.m. eastern. upset with the press, oo, because they cover my mental health work the first me meetings i had. then he never showed up anymore. mental health is not a sexy issue. we toured the country, found out what was needed, develop legislation. past the mental health system act of 1980. it passed through congress one month before jenny was involuntarily retired from the white house. >> tonight at 9:00 eastern on c- span and c-span3. >> the line is really the centr
service or a real national security reform? richard joins us, former white house security adviser and contributing editor. richard, here it is again. how will the nsa in washington respond to the tech elite? >> they do not like this at all. the obama administration, however, may like it, i think. president obama has already indicated that he will be proposal certain reforms to these processes and has a review panel going over them with a report due by the end of the year. so it's possible some of these ideas will line up with president obama's own reforms which may be resisted by his intelligence community. >> when it's resisted by the intelligence community, i guess that takes us to whatever the next crisis is, whoever wants to predict that. but does this drift away given the next security crisis for the nation? >> no question that if there were another attack, and these practices were faulted, that would be a disaster. and all efforts to reform them would then stop. and what this letter essentially is arguing is that the economic benefits to the u.s. economy and to these compani
, at least potentially. jim sciutto is watching what's going on. i know the obama administration is very concerned what these members of the senate are planning on doing. >> no question. this puts congress on a direct collision course with the white house. as you know, they have been lobbying hard, the administration has been lobbying hard against it, secretary kerry, including sending a video message over the holidays arguing against sanctions, saying that will in effect scuttle this deal. what we're seeing now, that intense lobbying campaign appears to have fallen on deaf ears, even among members of the president's own party. with the ink barely dry on the historic nuclear deal with iran, today the iranian foreign minister pronounced it dead if congress passes more economic sanctions. the entire deal is dead, he told "time" magazine. we do not like to negotiate under duress. even so, sources tell cnn republican and democratic senators are close to doing exactly that, nearing agreement on a bill to impose new sanctions within six months unless iran ships all stockpiles of enriched urani
was the funeral for pope john paul ii. that was 2005. air force one took off with president and mrs. obama, george w. and laura bush, former secretary of state hillary clinton, taerg eric holder, and susan rice, all on that plane. the white house said the president is working on his eulogy during the flight. other world leaders going to south africa include ban ki-moon, fran swan holaund, and david cameron. among the other dignitaries to pay their respects, bono, oprah, prince charles, former president jimmy carter, and republican senator ted cruz. a short time ago, archbishop desmond tootoo paid homage to his home in the johannesburg suburbs. >> everybody was saying we would have gone up in flames. and he was like, he really was like a magician. he really was like a magician, with a magic wand. turning us into this glorious multicolored rainbow people. >> cnn's senior international correspondent arwa damon is in johannesburg with a look at the extraordinary preparations involved ahead of tomorrow's memorial service. >> these men have been asked not to be identified for their safety. they're part
on september 28. several democrats are pushing for a vote to extend the benefits. house democrats propose renewing the program for $25 billion but have no way to offset the costs. the senate budget committee chairman were pushing for budget -- president obama using his weekly address to talk about unemployment benefits and their extension. here's what he had to say. [video clip] >> that's more than 8 million jobs in the last 45 months. the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in 45 years. we need to do everything we can to help his this is create more jobs. the whole we are still taking outof is -- still digging of means there are millions of americans still out of work. he have to look for the americans still working hard to get jobs. at is why we offer temporary unemployment insurance. when they get that job, they can bounce back more quickly. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost the economy. the evidence shows unemployment insurance does not stop people from trying to find work. we are asking a you about your optimism in light of the new unem
urge my constituents to attend public meetings in salem and even kirkwood to show opposition to obama administration's park service' attempts to restrict ur access to our rivers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. green: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, i want to thank congressman christopher smith for leading a codel to the philippines. i, along with congressman trent franks were members of the codel, and i want people to know that there is still great work to be done for our friends in the philippines. this picture depicts some of the damages that we were able to see while we were there in a province of the philippines. this is another picture that shows actual homes. this is a usaid sign, and this is where people are dwelling at this time. the number one problem that they have right now is shelter. i would also add that our military has
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